Now-a-days urli is used as one of the most popular ornamentation for decorating house, office or hotel corners. Unlike their initial usage of being a cookware, they are now filled in with water and decorated with floating candles or flowers and the aroma that arouses out of them spreads positivity, purity and a feeling of warmth in the surroundings. This one shown here is an exclusive artefact of decoration and spirituality that can beautify your place in the best kinds; inlayed reconstituted stones of red, dark blue and light blue shade give a striking contrast to the golden color of this brass urli.
Zoom in to the front side of circumference, embellished with intricately carved divine ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu namely, Matsya avatar (half man-half fish), Kurma avatar (half tortoise-half man), Varaha (half man-half boar), Narasimha (half lion-half human), Vamana avatar (dwarf Brahmin) , Parashurama, Rama, Krishna, Kalki and Hayagriva (head of a horse). As you turn towards the back, you will be fascinated by the uniquely carved peacocks, as if paying homage to Lord Tirupati and large Vaishnava symbols of chakra and conch on either side of the urli bowl.
The centre is topped with a beautifully chiselled Lord Tirupati idol; Tirupati Balaji or Lord Venkateshwara is a form of Lord Vishnu and is revered as the destroyer of sins; he is amazingly ornated in multiple layers of jewels with his weapons of conch and disc arranged on his shoulders. His anterior hands are placed at an unusual mudra; left hand is in Katya Vilambita mudra, assuring the devotees of Lord’s presence and right in Varada mudra of granting boon. Apart from the lavishly decorated brim, this urli has artistic borders at the base and exclusively styled legs.